Anyway, as we headed off for a forest walk yesterday I happened to mention to Missy that she might like to take the N80 with her and capture some of the autumn colours on the last couple of frames of the film. She looked at the camera a bit sceptically and asked what she needed to do to use it. I explained it was pretty much auto-everything and all she had to do was turn it on, lightly press the shutter release to focus and then all the way down to take the snap. Her reply was interesting...'That's not a proper camera, then, is it?'. She did take it with her but she elected to leave it in the car while we walked. I didn't push it.
|One of Missy's masterpieces, from the OM-1 and some Ilford film.|
While it was a funny comment straight from the hip, it got me a little worried - have I brain-washed her with all my talk of film, f4 and 1/125th of a second? I don't think so - I think it's just that she sees me use 'proper' cameras every day. She uses her phone to take a lot of snaps, of course, like a lot of others her age do. But from time to time, when the mood takes her, she'll dust off her OM-1 and take it out for some old-school.
It will be interesting to see how things pan out over the next few years - I'm looking forward to watching from the sidelines, deo volente.